A round-up of the World Natural Hair Show's most popular styles.
In my hair show experience, some of your best finds and greatest sources of inspiration are on the heads of your fellow attendees. Here's my round up of the hottest natural hair styles from the World Natural Hair Show!
Coil definition has always been a hot topic in the natural hair community, but at the World Natural Hair Show structured coils were all the rage for ALL textures of hair. Structured coils are those that require manipulation of hair to achieve a truly perfect coiled shape (as opposed to working to define a naturally existing coil pattern with product stylers). Popular coil techniques on the expo floor were finger coils and comb coils, which set the hair in a tight, cylindrical spiral. These styles are set with a gel or pomade, and I was impressed to find out that they can last for two to three weeks with regular, but simple, maintenance (tying with a scarf at night, then moisturizing and fluffing in the morning).
Perm rods and Strawllers offer great ways to set the hair for a slightly looser yet still structured coil.
Have locs but want a coil? Well, you're in luck! A new product called "Wrap-a-Loc" offers loc'ers a simple way to achieve the structured coiled look.